I bought these great Ikea 'death star' lamps. I'm quite sure that is not the name Ikea uses. I bought them to go above my dining table. The problem is that my dining table is not always on the same spot. With my previous lamps, they sometimes ended up next to the table, with me hitting my had and bad lighting as a result.

To solve this, I want to make a swing-arm for the lamps, so I can move them where I want them.

I have some nice hang-glider parts that I want to use for this project. (bended uprights)

I managed to make this with only parts that I already had, so it cleans up my workshop. ;)

Step 1: You Will Need


  • Aluminum pipes or tubes
  • Nuts and bolts
  • A big o-ring and one or two brass rings that fit inside the hole of the big ring.
  • A sturdy metal plate
  • A square or rectangular profile that we make to fit inside the pipe or tube


  • Drilpress
  • Saw
  • File
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer

<p>Cool :)</p>
Very cool!
<p>thank you</p>

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Bio: I'm a social-worker, working with 12 - 23 year-olds. I used to be a printer and I worked voluntarily in Romania for a couple of ... More »
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